Incident Summary:

03/01/2016: Assailants fired mortars at foreign journalists near Kinsibba, Lattakia governorate, Syria. At least four people were injured in the incident. This was one of two projectile attacks near Kinsibba on the same day. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incidents to Al-Nusrah Front.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Kinsibba

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Journalists
Nationality of Target Multinational
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Mortars were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The attack targeted journalists from Bulgaria, Canada, China, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The injured journalists were from Bulgaria, Canada, and China.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Nusrah Front No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Foreign ministry: Bulgarian journalists injured in shelling in Latakia(ROUNDUP)," Focus Bulgaria, March 2, 2016.
"Revision: Twenty-one instances of militants' shelling of residential communities in Syria recorded in past 24 hrs - Russian military data (Part 2)," Interfax, March 2, 2016.
"Terrorists kill three people, wound eight in shell attack on journalists in Latakia - source," Russia & CIS Military Newswire, March 1, 2016.